Blistering diseases

The primary bullous (blistering) diseases must be distinguished from blistering skin infections and other conditions that may occasionally result in blistering.

Primary blistering diseases
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Hailey-Hailey (familial pemphigus)
Bullous pemphigoid
Childhood bullous pemphigoid
Cicatricial pemphigoid
Brunsting-Perry variant of cicatricial pemphigoid
Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
Epidermolysis bullosa
Linear IgA dermatosis
Paraneoplastic pemphigus
Pemphigoid gestationis
Pemphigus foliaceus
Pemphigus vulgaris

Fracture blisters
Friction blisters
Thermal burns
Chemical burns

Blistering skin infections
Chickenpox (varicella)
Hand foot & mouth disease
Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster (shingles)
Staph. scalded skin syndrome
Mycoplasma pneumonia

Eczema especially:
Contact dermatitis
Dyshidrosis (pompholyx)
Discoid (nummular) eczema
Plant dermatitis

Other blistering conditions
Erosive pustular dermatosis
Erythema multiforme
Fixed drug eruption
Friction blisters
Gianotti Crosti Syndrome
Grover's disease
Lichen planus
Lichen sclerosus
Lupus erythematosus
Miliaria crystallina
Papular urticaria (insect bites)
Polymorphic light eruption
Porphyria cutanea tarda
Pyoderma gangrenosum
Sweet syndrome
Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Urticaria pigmentosa

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